8 of 9 Films Selected To Win an Oscar This Year Aren't Rated "R"

01.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a neat tidbit of information about the Oscars this year: there was only 1 "R-rated" nomination in all of the films selected. One Tuesday, this year's picks for the 84th Annual Motion Picture Awards were released, and they are a potpourri of genres and themes. But unlike past years, where most of the films were "R" rated, just one made the list this year. There were 9 films selected for Best Picture, but only one, "The Descendants" has the 18-and-over rating. If you want to see the complete list, go here. The awards presentation will be held February 26th.